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World Service broadcast on mercury

Fri 29 November, 2013

Mercury is the bad-boy of the periodic table, often called ‘quicksilver’, it is both mesmerising and toxic as Professor Andrea Sella of University College London vividly explains. In […]

Global treaty on mercury pollution gets boost from United States

Thu 14 November, 2013

The United States has strengthened the international effort to bring down emissions and releases of a notorious heavy metal after simultaneously signing and ratifying the Minamata Convention on […]

The Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thu 17 October, 2013

More than 90 countries signed a treaty to limit mercury use and pollution at a United Nations conference in Kumamoto, Japan, on 10 October. The Minamata Convention on Mercury […]

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Mercury in the UK

Rose et al., (2013) Winter peaks of methylmercury in deposition to a remote Scottish mountain lake

Rose et al., (2012) An assessment of the mechanisms for the transfer of lead and mercury from atmospherically contaminated organic soils to lake sediments with particular reference to Scotland, UK

Duncan et al., (2011) Thirty-five year review of a mercury monitoring service for Scottish dental practices

Tipping et al., (2011)  Long-term mercury dynamics in UK soils

Tipping et al., (2011)  Mercury in United Kingdom topsoils;  concentrations, pools, and critical limit exceedances

Kentisbeer et al., (2011) An analysis of total gaseous mercury (TGM) concentrations across the UK from a rural sampling network

Rowland et al., (2010) Mercury in rivers in NW England: from rural headwaters to the heartlands of the historic industrial base

Rowland et al., (2010)  Background wet deposition of mercury in Great Britain

Witt et al (2010)  Aerosol trace metals, particle morphology and total gaseous mercury in the atmosphere of Oxford, UK

Rose et al., (2010) Dietary exposure to metals and other elements in the 2006 UK Total Diet Study and some trends over the last 30 years

Yang (2010)  Historical mercury contamination in sediments and catchment soils of Diss Mere, UK

Brown (2010)  Comparison of estimated annual emissions and measured annual ambient concentrations of metals in the UK 1980–200

Braga et al., (2010) Modelling the Long-Term Fate of Mercury in a Lowland Tidal River. I. Description of Two Finite Segment Models

Braga et al., (2010) Modelling the Long-Term Fate of Mercury in a Lowland Tidal River. II. Calibration and Comparison of Two Models with Field Data

Yang et al., ( 2009)  Decline in atmospheric mercury deposition in London

Farmer et al., (2009)  Historical accumulation rates of mercury in four Scottish ombrotrophic peat bogs over the past 2000 year

Vane et al.,  (2009)  Mercury contamination in surface sediments and sediment cores of the Mersey Estuary, UK

Brown et al (2008) Twenty-five years of nationwide ambient metals measurement in the United Kingdom: concentration levels and trends

Hodgson et al (2007) Assessment of exposure to mercury from industrial emissions: comparing ‘‘distance as a proxy’’ and dispersion modelling approaches

Rodrigues et al., (2006) Mercury in urban soils: A comparison of local spatial variability in six European cities

Lee et al (2001) Modelling atmospheric mercury transport and deposition across Europe and the UK

Lee et al (1998)  Gas-phase mercury in the atmosphere of the UK

Hutton and Symon (1986) The quantities of cadmium, lead, mercury and arsenic entering the U.K. environment from human activities

Mercury and Biota

Morrissey et al (2010) Local to Continental Influences on Nutrient and Contaminant Sources to River Birds

Sims et al (2009) Biomonitoring the environmental impact of atmospheric emissions from the Avonmouth zinc smelter, United Kingdom

Pereira et al (2009) Long term trends in mercury and PCB congener concentrations in gannet (Morus bassanus) eggs in Britain

Pierce et al (2008) Geographic, seasonal and ontogenetic variation in cadmium and mercury concentrations in squid from UK waters

Walker et al (2007) Heavy metal contamination in bats in Britain

Maycock and Benson (2007) Risk assessment of dietary exposure to methylmercury in fish in the UK

Weeks et al (2007) Multi-element survey of allotment produce and soil in the UK

Jones et al.,  (2005)  Using a Biological Monitoring Database to Assess Occupational Exposure in the UK

Yamaguchi et al (2003) Concentrations and hazard assessment of PCBs, organochlorine pesticides and mercury in fish species from the upper Thames: River pollution and its potential effects on top predators

Kruuk et al (1997) Concentrations of mercury in otters (Lutra lutra L.) in Scotland in relation to rainfall

Clark and Topping (1989) Mercury Concentrations in Fish From Contaminated Areas in Scottish Waters

Aquatic Mercury

Rowland et al., (2010) Mercury in rivers in NW England: from rural headwaters to the heartlands of the historic industrial base

Braga et al (2010)  Modelling the Long-Term Fate of Mercury in a Lowland Tidal River

Vane (2009)  Mercury contamination in surface sediments and sediment cores of the Mersey Estuary, UK.

Spencer et al (2006) Source and distribution of trace metals in the Medway and Swale estuaries, Kent, UK

Yang and Rose (2003) Distribution of mercury in six lake sediment cores across the UK

Yang et al (2002) Mercury and Lead Budgets for Lochnagar, a Scottish Mountain Lake and Its Catchment

Nelson (1981) Mercury in the Thames Estuary

Smith et al (1971) Mercury in Water of the Tidal Thames


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